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INSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable FishINSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable FishINSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable FishINSEPARABLE - Eat, Buy and Sell Sustainable Fish

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Commissioner Karmenu Vella has travelled to Europe's biggest fishing port in Vigo, Spain, this week to mark two important anniversaries on the fisheries calendar: the tenth anniversary of the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) and the 20th anniversary of the FAO Code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries. Mr Vella used his visit to recognise both organisations' achievements in promoting and enforcing sustainable fisheries.
The Commission today confirmed its zero tolerance policy against illegal fishing worldwide by warning the Comoros and Taiwan that they risk being identified as uncooperative countries in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. At the same time, the Commission is lifting the yellow cards from Ghana and Papua New Guinea, which have significantly reformed their fisheries governance system.
In the frame of the European Year of Development 2015, October is dedicated to Food Security issues. See the short animated video about the co-operation of EU with developing countries in fisheries for the sustainable management of seafood resources that enhances food security and offers opportunities for trade and growth.

Assistance for the monitoring of the implementation of national programmes for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector

Study published 02/05/2013

Horizontal contract reports

First Horizontal Contract report pdf - 439 KB [439 KB]

Second Horizontal Contract report pdf - 751 KB [751 KB]

Analysis of cross-cutting issues based on field work carried out in 2011-2014 pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

Country reports

Belgium pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]

Bulgaria pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

Denmark pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

France pdf - 5 MB [5 MB]


Italy pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]

Lithuania pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

Portugal pdf - 4 MB [4 MB]

Romania pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]


United Kingdom pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]